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June 18, 2011

The history of the giant cat

Filed under: Breed cats — Tags: , , , — Cynara @ 4:44 pm

Maine CoonIt is said that Maine Coon appeared of the crossing among wild cats with raccoons (racoons) . That faith gave him the name of CoonCat or simply Coon. Later, the denomination of the race incorporated the one of his origin area. 

 Diffused in the middle of 1953 by the state of Maine, east of the USA, actually Maine Coon is resulted of the crossing of American cats of short hair with races of for the long ones. 

 The race impresses for the size and affectionate personality. It can get to weigh 10 Kg and to cross that weight when castrated and to be long up to 4 years to reach the adult stature. He possesses more than 60 colors (black, white, cream, ash, brown and combinations among them). 

Imposing and majestic, they present exuberant coat, he needs to groom daily. 

With his spirit hunter, they are outdoors more predisposed the life. He lives together peacefully with other cats, dogs or others encourage, he is an excellent companion. In spite of being big and strong, it is not aggressive. Difficultly it is heard the meow and it is weak as of a nestling. 

The longest cat of the world calls Leo, it weighs 15,8 Kg and it measures the snout to the tail 1,219 meters.  

Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati

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June 4, 2011

Canine obesity

Filed under: Dogs care — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 2:01 pm

obesity dogThe obesity is the more common nutritional disease in developed societies and it is considered that 25 to 35% of the dogs are with overweight.  
 
It is responsible for the decrease of the physical capacity of the animal, for associated diseases and, frequently, for painful locomotion. It is resulted of the excess of energy, obtained by the feeding, in relation to the energy expense of the animal. That unbalance can have origin in the own animal, behaviors problems, but also in factors associated to the established handling by the own proprietor. 
 
Some considerations: 
 
1 – the weight excess during the growth phase becomes worse progressively. 
 
2 – it is responsible for the fat infiltration in the organs and for larger effort mechanic of the body. 
 
3 – dogs with pains accomplish less exercise tends larger tendency to put on weight. 
 
4 – it affects the psychic well-being of the animal (the lack of movements reduces the social contacts). 
 
5 – it potentiates possibilities of complications in surgical interventions. 
 
 Weigh loss program: 
 
1 – to evaluate the way of interacting with the animal: to adopt other interaction types (to play, to caress, to brush) in substitution to foods in response to requests for attention. 
 
2 – all of the members of the family should respect the program. 
 
3 – the weight loss results of the association among the consumption of food with low energy tenor and the increase of the level of physical activity of the dog. 
 
4 – the division of the daily dose is recommended in 3 or 4 meals, being avoided the hunger sensation. 
 
5 – the physical exercise, adapted in a gradual way, it stimulates the energy expense and it favors the preservation of the muscular mass. 
 
6 – it verifies in the ration package the suitable daily amount to the weight and load of the animal. 
 
Source: CFMV Magazine  
 
Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati 

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